Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer

June 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Alcohol in County Parks No Longer Permitted as of July 1

Anyone who has enjoyed a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail at local parks during the pandemic will have to find something else to wash down their meal. As of July 1, Montgomery Parks will no longer allow alcohol consumption without a permit in the 13 parks that have been participating in the Picnic […]

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June 7, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Cientos de Personas Participaron en el Primer Desfile del Orgullo en Woodmoor

Cientos de personas desfilaron por Silver Spring, el domingo en horas de la mañana, durante el desfile inaugural del Orgullo en Woodmoor. El evento tuvo un aire festivo, con colores brillantes por todas partes, jóvenes haciendo burbujas, distribuyendo banderas, tatuajes no permanentes y collares. “Estoy muy emocionado de que nuestro vecindario por primera vez esté […]

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June 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Hundreds Show Support at Woodmoor’s First Ever Pride Parade

Several hundred people, many clad in bright pride colors and waving flags, paraded through a northern section of  Silver Spring Sunday morning during the inaugural Woodmoor Pride Parade. On June 1, the area had raised a pride flag just below its American flag pole at the Woodmoor circle only to find it missing several days […]

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April 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Riemer Calls for Investigation of Silver Spring Man Found Hanging from Tree in 1986

Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer is calling for an independent investigation of the death of Keith Warren, who in 1986 was found dead, hanging from a tree in a wooded area near his Silver Spring home. His death was ruled a suicide. In an April 14 letter to County Executive Marc Elrich, Riemer said an […]

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April 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Swimming Pools Can Now Operate at 50% Capacity

Montgomery County has relaxed its COVID-19-related swimming restrictions. As of April 14, pools can be operated at 50% capacity. Also, as of April 1, two swimmers have been allowed in each lane. The number of swimmers permitted is determined by the size of the facility. Half of total occupancy is permitted, and Councilmember Hans Riemer […]

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November 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

photo of school children and school resource office in school hallway

Bill Introduced to Remove Police Officers from MCPS Schools Has Sparse Support

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer introduced a bill Nov. 17 to eliminate the school resource officers program and instead use the money to hire school counselors and pay for after-school activities and mental health-oriented programs. A public hearing to eliminate police officers in the school is set for Jan. 12, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. […]

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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando, Riemer to Discuss Legislation on Tuesday to Remove School Resource Officers

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer will speak to members of the media at noon Tuesday about their legislation proposing the removal of school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. The media briefing will be live-streamed on the Montgomery County Council’s Facebook page. It will feature comments from former MCPS students; Avery Smedley, an […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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October 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Riemer: Montgomery County’s Reopening Efforts Should Prioritize Students

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned that Montgomery County isn’t prioritizing getting students back into the classroom. In a letter sent to county residents Monday, Riemer explained why he was the only Councilmember to vote against allowing restaurants and bars to apply for a permit to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. “While the proposal […]

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February 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Councilmember Hans Riemer to Host STEM Summit on Feb. 26

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is hosting the first STEM Summit on Feb. 26, according to a news release. Educators from pre-K to college along with business leaders, industry leaders, and interested parents and students are invited to attend. The goal of the summit is to create a vision for an effective STEM engagement strategy […]

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